Tag Archive: fix it yourself auto repair

May 27

Consequences of Over Revving….OOPS!

Consequences of Over Revving….OOPS!     These pictures show you what happens as a result of over reving your engine. Over revving an engine happens when you miss-shift or spin the wheels on slippery surfaces like ice and snow. This is a Honda Civic Engine. You can see the hole in the block at cylinder #2, at …

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May 17

DIY Shock or strut replacement

Replace Your Shocks and Struts Every 100,000 Km or 60,000 miles. You’ve probably figured out how to tell when your brakes or tires are wearing out. Shocks and struts are just as critical and they’re much more difficult to inspect. This can be frustrating, because your shocks and struts are safety-critical components that wear out …

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Apr 12

Do It Yourself Air Filter Service

Do It Yourself Air Filter Service Regular air filter service is easy and important. First, check the air filter service indicator if you have one. You’ll definitely find one of these if you have a diesel air intake.  Also, knowing the location of the master airflow sensor on your car is a great thing to …

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Apr 11

The Do It Yourself Competitive advantage…

What factors give Motorheads DIY Garage a competitive advantage? Motorheads DIY Garage is a one-of-a-kind solution model that provides a state-of-the-art facility to ‘Do It Yourself’ members interested in performing their own light duty maintenance, inspections and repairs. Licensed supervision and support enhance the safety factor while membership fees translate to dramatically discounted hourly repair costs. …

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Apr 11

Do It Yourself Timing Belt Replacement

  Do It Yourself Timing Belt Replacement Your six-year-old econobox is starting to show a bit of wear and tear, but everything mechanical still works fine. Until it doesn’t. Specifically, the engine suddenly goes dead silent one fine day. Your mechanic says your timing belt failed, then he chuckles into his shirt pocket. Now he …

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Apr 10

Young Drivers Influence the Market

Young Drivers Influence the Market… There’s a new generation of automotive do-it-yourselfers on the way as young car owners focus on learning car care skills or tackle projects themselves. Nearly 20% of car owners 18 to 25 are paying more attention to their car’s maintenance than two years ago. About one-third (34%) of those are doing their …

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Apr 09

Do It Yourself muffler system maintenance

Do It Yourself muffler system maintenance Mufflers are one of the most replaced components for a simple reason: They rust. This is especially true for Canadians who spend the winter driving on salted roads because salt will speed up corrosion. Even if your muffler is rust free, you may want to replace it with a …

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Mar 11

Drive Axles (CV constant velocity)

Drive Axles (CV constant velocity)     Imagine your surprise, from an annoying clicking to an all out panic stop in traffic.     That clicking noise that your front-wheel-drive car makes as you accelerate around low-speed righthand corners has been getting a little louder for weeks. One afternoon, just as you pull out of …

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Mar 10

What you should know about the Auto Repair Business.

What you should know about the Auto Repair Business Not all auto repair business people are bad! The link below takes you to an E-book with information that focuses on some of the negatives, but this is for the benefit of the automotive consumer. There are many trustworthy and reliable shops in the car repair service business. As a …

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Mar 10

Women Take a Hands-On Approach

Women Take a Hands-On Approach… Female car owners are just as focused on maintaining their cars as assets and keeping them in good repair as their male counterparts. Nearly half (49%) of female car-owners depend on their cars for transportation to work or to help them find a job; one third (36%) say their car …

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